CODE SPONSORED TEEN AND ADULT WORKSHOPS SET FOR ANTIGUA IN NOVEMBER

Get on it quick. Registration deadline is November 11th 2014.

Here are the details re the teen workshop:

The workshop is offered as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which aims to provide Caribbean youth with access to books they will enjoy and want to read. Through the Award’s book purchase and distribution program, a minimum of 1,200 copies of each winning title is donated every year to Caribbean youth through schools, libraries and community organizations. Workshop participants will have the option of adding their school to the distribution list for free copies of the 2014 winners.

DETAILS OF TEEN WORKSHOP: Caribbean workshops_Nov2014_teens

Here are the details of the workshop targeted at adults…interested in writing teen content:

Offered as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature — which aims to provide Caribbean youth with access to books they will enjoy and want to read — the workshops are intended to help emerging or established writers of books for teens or young adults develop their skills, deepen their understanding of writing strategies appropriate for this age group, and encourage them to submit their work for consideration for the Award.

DETAILS OF ADULT WORKSHOP: Caribbean workshops_Nov2014_adults

I’ve been lobbying CODE to locate one of these workshops in Antigua and Barbuda since I first learned about them so, yay, for this. And looking forward to the opportunity to facilitate. In other me and CODE news, my book – you know the one that placed second for the Burt Award – Musical Youth – yeah, that one, it’s dropping soon. And I couldn’t be happier. I’m planning a reading event with CODE for the Friday before the workshops so you’ll be able to get a teaser of the book. Looking forward to all of it. Here’s the cover,  with art work by Antigua and Barbuda’s own Glenroy Aaron. Sweet, right?

MUSICAL_YOUTH_Nov1

 

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2 responses to “CODE SPONSORED TEEN AND ADULT WORKSHOPS SET FOR ANTIGUA IN NOVEMBER

  1. Rebecca Simon

    How do I register? Deadline is tomorrow. I tried to download the information for the adults workshop but it failed. Can you please provide additional information? Thank you.

    • Apologies, Rebecca, I’m not sure why that’s happening. I’m copying the text of the adult workshop press release (as written in the attachment) below:

      Author Joanne C. Hillhouse will facilitate a workshop for writers interested in teen and Young Adult Literature.
      Where: The Heritage Hotel, Heritage Quay, St. John’s, Antigua
      When: November 22-23, 2014
      The workshop, organized by CODE — a Canadian NGO which has been advancing literacy and learning around the world for 55 years — is open to
      writers, writing enthusiasts and hopefuls in Antigua and Barbuda, and the eastern Caribbean.
      If interested in participating, writers should send their name, address and phone number, along with a one-page sample of their writing to
      burtaward@codecan.org by Nov. 11, 2014. There will be a teen stream open to young writers and one for adult writers with an interest in writing
      for teens and young adults.

      Offered as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature — which aims to provide Caribbean youth with access to books they will enjoy and
      want to read — the workshops are intended to help emerging or established writers of books for teens or young adults develop their skills, deepen their
      understanding of writing strategies appropriate for this age group, and encourage them to submit their work for consideration for the Award.
      Hillhouse is the founder of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize and author of books like The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad! and
      the forthcoming Musical Youth, which placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
      The inaugural edition of the Award was won by Jamaica’s A-dZiko Gegele for her novel All over Again; fellow Jamaican Colleen Smith-Dennis placed third
      with Inner City Girl.

      ***
      PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIFIC REGISTRATION INFO IS IN BOLD, MY BOLD.

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